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July 25, 2007



Suzanne, I think if you read "The Glass Castle", MSNBC.com journalist Jeannette Walls's autobiographical account of her truly dysfunctional family, you'll gain an understanding of how writers can be completely honest about the dark stuff and still leave readers not only upbeat, but inspired. This is not a how-to or a self-help; it's simply a narrative on her life with judgment on her parents refreshingly suspended.

It certainly resolved the dilemma you discussed here for me and I'd go so far as to say that it's the most important book I've read both in terms of telling the tale and in managing my own issues in years.

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